Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
February 7, 2023

No, We Can’t Help You Pass the Ethics Exam

I'm not sure what's worse, the fact that this was emailed to us at all or that it was emailed from the sender's work email. But here's the problem as it stands:

I took this exam more than 7 times. My highest score was an 86% I need a 90% to pass. Can you please help me with several questions that I know I got incorrectly? Please let me know if so I will forward to you

As badly as I wanted to troll this guy and say "sure, send it over! And let me know while you're at it what state you're in just so I can better serve you," I really didn't see a need to troll him any harder than he's already trolled himself.

The possibility that he is actually trolling us is also still on the table but given past experience with less-than-ethical CPA exam candidates looking for help on the ethics exam, it isn't too far out there to believe this may be legit.

So, let me help you, bro. Here's a sample question:

When you can't seem to pass the open book ethics exam, do you

a) give up

b) email a hack accounting website and ask them to answer the questions you can't figure out

c) post on Craigslist offering to pay someone to take the ethics exam for you

d) none of the above

If you chose d), congratulations, you're not completely doomed! But no, we are so not going to help you.

Sorry for your luck, bro.


Latest Accounting Jobs--Apply Now:

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Comments are closed.

Related articles

runners at a race

Here’s How People Did on the CPA Exam in 2022

The AICPA has released Q4 CPA exam pass rates which means we have a cumulative score for all of 2022 YIPPEE. As we did not discuss pass rates at all last year, let’s take a look at the whole chart and see how CPA exam candidates performed in 2022: Section Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative […]

closeup of racetrack finish line

If This Person Can Pass the CPA Exam, So Can You

I was cleaning out pics on my phone and was reminded of something I saw on Reddit a few weeks back: a screenshot of someone’s many, many, MANY CPA exam attempts over twelve years. Most people would have given up around the tenth attempt but this person persisted. And persisted. And persisted. So if you […]